Building Foundations Sampler QAL – Block 7


This weekend we made major progress on the quilt for Pattern #6; can’t give you many details yet, but we think you are going to like it!

Block #7, the Diamond Panes block, by Nancy Cabot, first appeared in the Chicago Tribune daily newspaper on February 12, 1938:

diamond panes

Diamond Panes Block Diagram

Block #7 Diamond Panes Block:


Background fabric, cut 2 – 4 7/8″ squares and 2 – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

Accent fabric 1, cut 2 – 4 7/8″ squares and 2 – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

Accent fabric 2, cut 1 – 1 1/2″ square


1. Draw a diagonal line on all background squares.


2. Sew a scant ¼” on either side of the drawn line. Cut apart on the drawn line and press to the darker fabric.  



TIP: Square-up/trim your HSTs to 4 1/2″ square before moving onto step #3.

3. Lay out 4 HSTs, 2 background rectangles, 2 accent rectangles and 1 accent square as shown in block diagram. Join into rows, join rows to make one block.

Our finished blocks, side by side:


Remember to share your pics with us via the Facebook page or the Flickr group!

Happy quilting,

Trina & Doris

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